Musculoskeletal assessment of horses includes assessment of conformation, symmetry and postural alignment of the equine spine [1,2,3]. In the quadruped mammal, the thoracolumbar (TL) spine is aligned horizontally, with a position of relative extension described as lordotic and in the horse,if this lordosis is increased, may contribute to osseous and/or soft tissue injuries . Vertebral […]
The objective of this study was to characterize the metabolomic profile of equine allantoic fluid in the pregnant mare with and without experimentally induced ascending placentitis, with the goal of identifying biomarkers of this disease. We compared the onset of metabolomic changes to common modalities for diagnosis of ascending placentitis, including measurement of the combined […]
Knowledge of radiation exposure in equine radiography is very limited. A study evaluating operator exposure confirmed the benefits of shielding, but exposure to personnel holding cassettes was not evaluated1. This is an analytic study with the objective to measure and compare radiation exposures to personnel using a hand-held generator with and without lead shielding. A […]
A recent Kentucky Equine Networking Meeting focused on the legal process surrounding equine neglect and abuse cases. The post Unintentional Equine Neglect and Abuse: A Concern in Kentucky appeared first on The Horse.
The bacterium Salmonella enterica can spread quickly between horses on a farm or in a hospital setting, causing significant financial and even equine losses. Here's how one veterinarian recommends managing positive cases. The post What to Do if a Horse Tests Positive for Salmonella appeared first on The Horse.
More than 40 horses are receiving rehabilitative care after being surrendered by the operators of Eagle Hill Equine Rescue, located near Fredericksburg, Virginia. The post Horses Surrendered From Virginia Rescue Farm appeared first on The Horse.
When a horse shows signs of poor performance, rearing or bucking under saddle, and sensitivity when grooming, an owner might conclude that he has a sore back. But when is an issue truly back pain, and when is it secondary to another orthopedic issue? One veterinarian weighs in. The post How to Measure Back Pain […]